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  • New rules mean Pluto is no longer a planet Jan 7, 2014 5:57 AM
    A young patron at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire asked, “Why did Pluto not become a planet?”

     
  • Cold leaves suburban libraries facing tough choice whether to open Jan 6, 2014 5:10 PM
    Public libraries often are refuges from extreme weather during the winter and summer months. But not Monday. The frigid temperatures prompted many suburban libraries to shut down for the day. Others operated as usual, saying it was their civic duty to remain open.

     
  • Spirit of Motown fills Lincolnshire library Jan 5, 2014 6:16 PM
    Music enthusiasts braved the snow and cold to listen to the cool sounds of the “Spirit of Motown” program Sunday at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire. Pianist Jose Sandoval of Mount Prospect used storytelling and music to explain the story of Motown, the record label and sound that bridged the racial divide of the 1960s.

     
  • Kids celebrate New Year's Noon at Vernon Area Public Library Dec 30, 2013 3:02 PM
    The Vernon Area Public Library hosted a New Year's Noon Celebration in Lincolnshire for families and children. About 40 children joined their parents on Monday to make hats and noise makers, sing songs and dance until the countdown began for the new year.

     
  • Artist helps make cards for children’s hospital Dec 27, 2013 4:21 PM
    Kids had the chance to create artwork and spread holiday cheer Friday at the Vernon Area Library District in Lincolnshire. Children in kindergarten through second grade worked with artist Christine Thornton of Mount Prospect to create New Year’s greeting cards for kids at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “It’s a nice chance for them to give back to kids who are having a tough time right now and are in the hospital,” Thornton said.

     
  • French pastry chef shares secrets: Dec 13, 2013 6:11 PM
    French pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer reveals the secrets to making flawless éclairs, buttery croissants, and perfect macaroons as featured in his new cookbook, “The Art of French Pastry,” during a visit at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, to the Vernon Area Public Library.

     
  • Get your work ready for publishing: Nov 21, 2013 4:14 PM
    Author Brenda Ferber demystifies the book revision process in a unique writing program, “Revising with Power and Purpose,” at the Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

     
  • Vernon Area Library honored by magazine Nov 11, 2013 12:28 PM
    The Vernon Area Public Library was counted among America’s Star Libraries for 2013 by the Library Journal. This distinction ranks Vernon Area Public Library among the top 30 libraries nationwide with a similar annual budget, and the top 3.5-percent of libraries in the U.S. overall.

     
  • Community drug awareness forum: Sep 19, 2013 5:10 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s office will host two Community Drug Awareness forums next week.

     
  • Author Meg Cabot to speak at Stevenson High Sep 6, 2013 10:31 PM
    Mothers, daughters, teens and tweens will meet adored novelist Meg Cabot when the Vernon Area Public Library hosts the #1 New York Times best-selling author at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the West Auditorium at Stevenson High School. Cabot will share highlights from the latest book in her Heather Wells Mystery series, “The Bride Wore Size 12.”

     
  • Trade food for library fines: Sep 4, 2013 7:36 PM
    Vernon Area Public Library patrons can erase fines for overdue materials by donating canned goods this month. Patrons will receive a $1 credit toward fines for each item donated.

     
  • Civics for young adults: Jul 26, 2013 5:55 PM
    To further boost the engagement of young adults in civics, the office of House District 59 State Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills is coordinating a Legislative Summit for Young Adults on Wednesday, July 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Traffic, circulation increase after Vernon Area Public Library renovation Jul 23, 2013 9:51 AM
    Foot traffic and circulation at the Vernon Area Public LIbrary in Lincolnshire have boomed since a recent $1.3 million renovation. “With even just one month of checkouts, it is clear that these strategic moves are having the desired effect,” library spokeswoman Catherine Savage said.

     
  • Traffic, circulation increase after Vernon Area Public Library renovation Jul 22, 2013 2:54 PM
    Foot traffic and circulation at the Vernon Area Public LIbrary in Lincolnshire have boomed since a recent $1.3 million renovation. “With even just one month of checkouts, it is clear that these strategic moves are having the desired effect,” library spokeswoman Catherine Savage said.

     
  • Yo-yo is low-tech toy with worldwide appeal Jul 1, 2013 12:03 PM
    “Where was the yo-yo invented?” asked a young patron at the Vernon Area Library’s yo-yo workshop last month.

     
  • The Soapbox Jun 1, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on a range of topics, from a generous gift honoring veterans to two suburban leaders whose passing leaves their communities in mourning and in awe.

     
  • Stevenson students awarded scholarships by Friends of Vernon Area Public Library May 28, 2013 12:01 PM
    Stevenson High School students Melissa Engel and Jeffrey Epstein were honored recently by the Friends of Vernon Area Public Library. Engel was named the winner of the fourth annual $2,000 Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship, and Jeffrey Epstein received the first $500 honorable mention award.

     
  • Renovated Vernon Area Public Library almost ready for patrons May 27, 2013 7:20 AM
    A newly completed, $1.3 million renovation of the Vernon Area Public Library didn't change the facade of the 20-year-old building on Olde Half Day Road in Lincolnshire. But the inside? Boy oh boy — you wouldn't recognize it as the same facility.

     
  • Creator of adaptive books for disabled children honors her daughter May 24, 2013 1:03 PM
    Parents of disabled children don't have time to go to the library, says Rita Angelini. But if they did, they'd find children's books to take home that the Prospect Heights woman has adapted especially for their children to read.

     
  • Edible leaves are part of nutritious meals May 16, 2013 1:40 PM
    Third-graders in Jen Janik's class at Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside want to know, "Are leaves edible? Why or why not?" The Kids Ink column says absolutely, and they are delicious, too.

     
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